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Free Material from Planning The Play of a Bridge Hand

Available for download in an eBook Edition

by: Barbara Seagram
      David Bird


Categories: Declarer Play | Novice | Teacher Resource Material

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About the Book

A selection of free material from Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand by Barbara Seagram and David Bird, geared towards helping teachers in the classroom.

This download includes:

Download 1: Questions from each chapter
Download 2: Answers from each chapter
Download 3: Chapter Summaries

About the Book:

"Do you get that terrible sinking feeling when you first see dummy? Does your mind go blank as everyone waits for you to play to the first trick? If so, you're not alone.
Beginning bridge players are taught some of the basic techniques of declarer play: suit establishment, ruffing losers, the finesse, and so forth. The hard part is learning what to do when. In the dreaded moment following the opening lead, the typical novice declarer has no idea where to start. Yet the key to success is simple: before playing from dummy at Trick 1, make a plan.
In this book, two of the world's best bridge teachers/authors explain how to go about making a plan as declarer using a simple step-by-step process. Readers will learn how to decide what to do on a given deal, both in notrump contracts and suit contracts. By the end of the book, even the most inexperienced declarer will be comfortable with more advanced material, such as entry management and counting the hand. "

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About the Author

Barbara Seagram

Barbara Seagram (Toronto, Canada) ran one of the largest and most successful bridge clubs and bridge schools in N. America. After selling the club in 2007, she now concentrates solely on teaching and organizing her popular bridge cruises. An ABTA Master Teacher, Barbara has been involved in many of MPP's most successful titles, most notably 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know. With more than 200,000 copies in print in English alone, this book is the bestselling bridge title since Charles Goren was writing in the 1950s. It has been translated into Japanese, French, Danish and German.


David Bird

David Bird (Southampton, UK) is the world's most prolific bridge writer, with 150 bridge books to his name. Known for the clarity of his writing and explanations, he has won the American Bridge Teachers' Association Book of the Year Award a record nine times. His celebrated humorous fiction series, featuring the cantankerous Abbot, has run for over 45 years.


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Reader Reviews

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Excellent book in making one understand the basics of planning the play to leading one to much better and more confident playing as declarer preparation is so important so the authors have laid out the best ways to do it

Reviewer: vera h.    Date: 2017-10-01

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